Indie Playground

The Indie Playground is a curated area where you enter your game and could win a complimentary booth to showcase your game. In addition, it’s organized as such by way of genre. So, an indie title will enter their game and be selected to join us, at no charge from DreamHack, based on winning a spot as one of the 12 possible genre categories. Multiple titles will be selected for each genre so we can make sure as many indie titles are seen as possible.

Best Action: Finalists selected based on providing the best Action experience

Best Action / Adventure: Finalists selected based on providing the best of both worlds, a sprinkle of Action with a dash of Adventure

Best Adventure: Finalists selected based on providing the best Adventure experience

Best AR / VR Experience: Finalists selected based on providing the best AR / VR experience

Best Arthouse: Finalists selected on providing the best statement with their game, such as emphasizing art or where the structure is intended to produce some kind of reaction in its audience with a strong narrative or point

Best Casual: Finalists selected on providing the best Casual experience, some examples of this being simpler gameplay, mobile titles, and/or puzzle titles

Best Early Access: Finalists selected on providing the best Early Access experience, not necessarily being just from the Early Access platform but can also be a game that’s not released yet in general

Best Let’s Play: Finalists selected on providing the best Let’s Play experience, some examples of this being horror titles and/or comedy titles

Best Multiplayer: Finalists selected on providing the best Multiplayer experience

Best RPG: Finalists selected on providing the best RPG experience

Best Strat / Sim: Finalists selected on providing the best Strategy or Simulation experience

Best Tabletop: Finalists selected on providing the best Tabletop experience.

For further details and entry, see here.

Indie Playground Stage

If selected, not only do you get a free booth, but we also want to put you on the spot. We want to give you “15 minutes of fame” and throw you on a stage to do whatever you want. Want to have a toga party on the stage showcasing your Roman game? Have at it. Want to do a presentation and keep is simple? Totally fine. Either way, you are picked as a finalist so you’re going to get your spotlight. 


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